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Posted On: 08/2/18 8:02 PM
As July has come to a close and live period ended, its important to take a look at some of the seasons that grassroots programs had in 2018. There are many strong teams and programs in Michigan. One of those is Greg Grant Basketball. The Greg Grant 17u team proved to be a high quality team all spring and summer.
Greg Grant 17u played in a variety of high profile events. They played in the Brawl for the Ball in Grand Rapids, NY2LA in Wisconsin, Nike Mid West Takeover in Indianapolis, National Championship in Fort Wayne, and REACH in Dearborn. Greg Grant 17u were very tough in pool play, usually coming out as the 1st or 2nd seed. In the REACH Tournament, they won a hard fought game against the REACH Legends team to reach the final four. They also made the final four in the silver bracket of the NY2LA.
The Greg Grant 17u team had been together for eight years. They had several players last AAU season that seemed to fly under the radar. That changed this season as they received a lot of interest from NAIA, Division 3, and Division 2 coaches.
Michael Raisch (6’5”, Oxford)
– Team Captain.
– Most skilled player on the roster.
– Nice jumper with great range.
– Effectively uses his size. Raisch is difficult for opponents to guard.
– Versatile. He can play any position.
– Has improved his footwork on the defensive end and is now a solid defender.
Trevor Boers (6’9”, Capac)
– Prep Hoops named him one of the top five most versatile players in the class of 2019 this summer.
– Was one of the biggest stock risers in Michigan this grassroots season.
– Boers is a two way player who gets it done on both ends of the floor.
– He has great footwork in the paint and can shoot from the outside with nice range.
Robert Johnson III (West Bloomfield)
– He showed off his athleticism and quickness all spring and summer.
– Johnson has one of the best verticals in Michigan.
– He has an excellent pull up jumper.
– Johnson is very explosive when attacking the rim.
Andre Price (6’4”, Walled Lake Northern)
– Drew comparisons to Dennis Rodman.
– Price is a long athlete with a motor that never stops.
– He led the team in rebounding and was a key contributor on the offensive end.
Jovan Martin (6’4”, Royal Oak)
– He’s a solid outside shooter, but at his best when he’s attacking the rim.
– Martin is hard to stop when he’s going downhill and attacking the basket.
– He’s a tall and athletic lefty.